BACP will give evidence to a Youth Commission on Mental Health Services in Scotland this week.

The 15-month commission has been set up by the Scottish Government, SAMH and Young Scot to involve discussions, encourage debate and gather evidence.

It is looking to develop a set of solutions and recommendations from young people to the Scottish Government and other service providers.

These recommendations will focus on how child and adolescent mental health services can be improved for young people in Scotland, now and in the future.

Steve Mulligan, BACP four nations policy and engagement lead give evidence on Wednesday.

He said: “During this year of the Young Person in Scotland, BACP fully supports this important initiative to empower young people to help improve the quality and responsiveness of the mental health services they receive. 

“We welcome the opportunity to talk to the commissioners about the critical role that counselling can play and how we can improve access and quality of provision across the length and breadth of Scotland.”